More people are in work as new figures show unemployment has fallen to 8.1% in the West Midlands and by 6.4% in the East Midlands.
Nestle are recruiting 300 more staff as sales in its home coffee range rise by 40% in the last year.
At a cost of £33 billion, this train line is neither cheap nor very popular with those living along its route.
Subway says it plans to create 885 new jobs in Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hereford and Worcester and Warwickshire over the next five years by opening 59 new shops.
There are currently 65 Subway chains in the Midlands which will rise to 124. The jobs will be advertised here when they become available.
A sales assistant for John Lewis in Nottingham is urging people in the city to apply for temporary sales jobs at the store in the run up to Christmas.
Lucy Taylor joined as a temp in Christmas 2012 and is now a full-time worker. She says you never know where a temporary job will lead.
“Joining as a Christmas temp meant I learnt so much in such a small space of time within a busy and fast-paced working environment. When a permanent position became available, I jumped at the chance.”_
The firm are also looking for temporary workers in Tamworth. Positions will be advertised here.
John Lewis Nottingham is looking for 150 temporary sales assistants, in the run up to Christmas.
WIth just over 90 shopping days to go until Christmas, the firm have launched their recruitment campaign for seasonal workers.
The Leicester branch of the restaurant Turtle Bay say they are "staggered" by the number of people who have applied for jobs at their Highcross branch.
– Stephen Entwistle, Operations Director, Turtle Bay
“I’ve been staggered by the amount of applications we received – it’s a real indicator of the tough jobs market out there. Despite the sheer volume of CVs that came in, we did go through them all to work out who we wanted to bring to interview and we’re now confident that we’ve chosen the Leicester restaurant team we wanted.”
1000 people applied for 60 positions available when the restaurant opens in September. Bosses say they reviewed every CV and those shortlisted went through a special recruitment process that involved limbo dancing and making collages.
A new Caribbean restaurant due to open in Leicester's Highcross has received 1000 applications for 60 jobs.
Turtle Bay Caribbean Restaurant and Bar will open next month and has advertised the following roles:
- Cocktail bartenders
- restaurant hosts
– National Apprenticeship Service Director, Jaine Bolton
It is clear how much thought and hard work has gone into creating the final app, which really is a winning design created by young people who have been in the same position as those they have created it for. It looks great, is easy to use and will hopefully help young job seekers get the results they are looking for in securing an Apprenticeship.
A jobs bus will roll into Nottingham to provide people with advice on finding work or furthering their career.
The National Careers Service have teamed up with Fish4jobs to create the Careers Roadshow, which visits the city today.
Workshops and advice will be available while the National Apprenticeship Service will be on hand to talk to young people about apprenticeships.
The event will also see the launch of a new Facebook app designed by young people to help others improve the quality of their job applications and boost their interview skills.
Nearly 2,000 people have applied for 50 new firefighter jobs in one week.
Those who are successful will become the first recruits to join West Midlands Fire Service since 2010, and will start their training later this year.
David Johnson, Director of Human Resources for WMFS, said: “We were expecting a massive amount of interest, and that’s just what we’ve had. It’s great news that so many people want to join the brigade and to help make the West Midlands safer.
360 people completed their application in the first 24 hours of the process opening.
Applications have to be submitted by 11:59pm on Wednesday 26th June.
JCB has won a new contract with a nationwide equipment rental firm, in a deal worth more than £27 million.
Eight-hundred machines have been bought by equipment hire company A-Plant.
The latest deal comes on the back of 550 machines ordered by A-Plant last year. It means the company has now bought 7,500 machines in a trading relationship with JCB stretching back 25 years.
The Hovis bakery in Birmingham will finally cease production today, leaving hundreds of people out of work.
The decision to shut the Garretts Green factory came after owner Premier Foods lost a £75 million a year contract to supply Co-operative supermarkets.